Bianca Scudamore has already received more accolades than most people hope to achieve in a lifetime.

The recipient of numerous scholarships and bursaries, including a scholarship to attend the Australian Ballet School, Bianca has danced competitively worldwide, earning two bronze medals at the Youth America Grand Prix in New York and making it to the final round in the Prix De Lausanne 2015 as the youngest finalist.

A Cultural Trust grant supported Bianca as she completed her second and third trimester at the Paris Opera Ballet School, one of the most preeminent institutions of its kind in the world. The faculty’s professionalism, creativity and talent combine to provide an exciting and diversified program that fosters artistic growth and offers a strong introduction to the professional world of dance. Bianca was the first Australian in over 20 years to be accepted into the school as a student, succeeding Australian Olivia Bell who after completing her training at The Paris Opera Ballet School in 1995, went on to have an illustrious career spanning over 18 years with The Australian Ballet Company.

Notably, Bianca was chosen to perform two lead roles in school performances at Palais Garnier. She was one of five dancers to perform William Forsythe's The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, and had the chance to work with the current Director of Dresden SemperOper Ballett, Aaron Watkin, an experience Bianca described as "invaluable". She was also chosen to perform the titular role in Rudolph Nureyev's Raymonda. Bianca was instructed directly by Elizabeth Platel, who was taught the role of Raymonda by Nureyev himself when she was an Étoile for the Paris Opera Ballet, and was able to pass this unparalleled knowledge and experience onto Bianca.

Other highlights included being one of five students chosen to represent the Paris Opera Ballet School at the Assembly International 2017, an international dance festival held at The National Ballet School of Canada in Toronto; as well as attending the 'Gala des Écoles', which brought together students, directors and teachers from six different renowned ballet institutions. Her time at the Paris Opera Ballet School culminated in two remarkable achievements: being offered a permanent contract with the company, and receiving first place in the internal concour.

Bianca’s contract with The Paris Opera Ballet Company commenced in August.